Client Profiles

A family business serves Mediterranean food with “giving hearts”

10 Forward
Ang Buxton and Alex Noonan are creating a scene

Carson’s Cans
Walter Kleeberg finds success through commitment to clients and securing a niche of his own

Massive Bookshop
Bookstore as art project with social justice at the fore 

Quabbin Harvest
Food coop as community connecting point 

Ben Reigle
An artist pivots with help from the FCCDC

Many Graces Farm
Flower farm and design studio with an ecological mission

Franklin County CDC in the News

April 29, 2023
Chamber highlights community partnerships

January 3, 2023
$94K grant to bolster program training inmates in food prep 

December 28, 2022
Capital Insight Podcast: Driving Community Investment for Sustainable Agriculture with PVGrows’ Rebecca Busansky

December 1, 2022
Western Massachusetts Food Processing Center on Connecting Point

December 1, 2022
A passion for farming leads to a career at the FCCDC 

November 14, 2022
USDA grant to fuel food business incubator program

November 10, 2022
Five O’Clocktails on WRSI with Ahlbin’s Homemade

September 29, 2022
Investment fund supporting farmers, food businesses looks to attract investors

September 22, 2022
PVGrows Investment Fund on WHAI

September 29, 2021
‘An unbelievable organization’: Community Development Corp.’s Western Mass. Food Processing Center named Manufacturer of Year

June 22, 2018
Food justice program to come from $1M grant


May 2023: Celebrating Entrepreneurs event; Brands We Love: Tasty AF Chili Oil; Client Focus: Mariyem’s  

April 2023: International connections; PVGrows Investment Fund event; Client Focus: 10 Forward

March 2023: Dreaming of spring at the WMFPC; Boston Local Food Trade Show; Client Focus: Carson’s Cans

February 2023: Reflections on Black History Month; Big Visits; Client Focus: Massive Bookshop

January 2023: Saying Good-Bye to Two Leaders; New Grant Supporting Reentry; Client Focus: Quabbin Harvest

December 2022: Thank you to our donors; Connecting Point at the WMFPC; Client Focus: Ben Reigle

November 2022: 43rd Annual Meeting; Business Incubator Grant; Client Focus: Freedom Street Brewing